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international superstars, names like john glenn, neil armstrong, jim lovell. >> houston, we have a problem. >> apparently they even existed in real life, too. i sat down with apollo 13's jim lovell, a true american hero, who would never give up without a fight. this conversation wasn't going to be easy. >> i'm just going to stop that music. right. it's going to make this more difficult. so, jim, listen, it's over. >> i never say that. it is much easier if we just said, why don't we let someone else do it. i'll give you an example. india is looking at the advantages of space. >> so we're going to outsource our hopes and dreams to india. >> we might. but is that the modus operandi of the united states? no. the new generation should get the same experience that the old generation got. we orbited the moon for the very first time. we saw the earth as it really is, just a small blue and white body tucked away in the vastness of space. i could put up my thumb and completely hide everything that i've ever known. that photograph tells in just one picture really the existence that we have here on ea
the first space shuttle mission and neil armstrong and jim lovell of apollo 13 fame. today the countdown clock started for the last space shuttle mission, sts-135. "atlantis" is the last shuttle to make the ride into orbit on friday. the reason they were selected was not to fly in mission. they were selected for this trip after only initially training to go up if the crew of the previous shuttle, sts-134 needed a space rescue. 134 was the last trip. these guys were the space tow truck drivers if they were needed. even though 134 didn't need rescuing, earlier this year nasa decided to send them up anyway. now what happens if these astronauts need to be rescued? there's nobody coming after them. there's no tow truck anymore. they'd have to come home in a russian sousz capsule. the four-person team may catch rides home as they're available, meaning one of the four astronauts, the pilot, might not get to come home for about a year. if something goes wrong that's the plan. three of the four hitch rides with the russians and one guy stays in space for a year
? jon: that's what they call it. you recognize that fellow in the center? that's jim lovell, the apollo 13 astronaut, it was absolutely a toning e -- stunning event. if you want to feel better about your life, just sit down with any of those medal of honor recipients. they are so humble, it is just an honor to be in their presence. jenna: you were in great company, jon. looks like a great time. thank you for sharing that. of. jon: thanks to them for inviting me. jenna: did you do okay? i mean, you had a big crowd there. jon: i got a little choked up from time to time. jenna: well, that appropriate. jon: well -- jenna: show 'em who you really are, jon scott. just let it loose. [laughter] jon: anyway, they are doing some great education too spreading to kids in the schools. i didn't get to see this, actually, because i got thunderstormed out of chicago on landing, but they are sending the medal of honor recipients to schools around the country and educating kids about, you know, the value of the medal, courage, patriotism, that kind of thing. it's absolutely wonderful. jenna: well, sounds
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